Materials

 

Slides

13.02.2017 – Introduction and methodology and How to present a case law

16.02.2017 – Legal families

20.02.2017 – Constitutions and Constitutionalism (I). Types of Constitutions

23.02.2017 – Constitutions and Constitutionalism (II). Rigidity of Constitutions

27.02.2017 – Constitutional review of legislation – decentralised and centralised models

2.03.2017 – Constitutional review of legislation – the European model (I)

6.03.2017 – Constitutional review of legislation – the European model (II)

9.03. 2017 – Constitutional interpretation and types of judgments

13.03.2017 – Forms of government – parliamentary systems

16.03.2017 – Forms of Government – Presidential and Semi-Presidential Systems

20.03.2017 – Federalism and regionalism – Introduction

23.03.2017 – Federalism – USA

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4.05.2017 –

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11.05.2017 –

Presentations – Schedule

Case law and legal texts to be presented and discussed in class

27.02.2017 – United States Supreme Court, Marbury v Madison , 5 U.S. 137, 1803 – Presentation by Alessandro Di Stasio and Giovanni Mitrotta

2.03.2017 – French Constitutional Council, decision n° 71-44 DC, 16 July 1971; decision n° 2010-92 QPC, 28 January 2011 – Presentation by Clara D’Ianni, Federica Pagliara and Rebecca Scano

6.03.2017 – German Constitutional Court, case 1 BvR 653/96

9.03.2017 – Minister of Home Affairs v. Fourie, (Constitutional Court of South Africa, Case CCT 60/04) – Presentation by Flavio Antonelli, Elizaveta Shilova, Federico Zamparelli, Camille Van Durme

13.03.2017 – United Kingdom, Fixed Term Parliament Act, 2011

16.03.2017 – United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974)- Presentation by Andrea Capati, Riccardo Onofri, Angela Padula, Federica Patanè

20.03.2017 – Virginia and Kentucky resolutions

23.03.2017 – United States Supreme Court, McCulloch vs. Maryland , 17 U.S. 316, 1819 – Presentation by Irene Fucà, Alessia Santoro, Zhanna Stefanets, Ihor Yavorskiy

3.04. 2017 – United States Supreme Court, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius , 567 U.S. 2012

6.04.2017 – German Constitutional Tribunal, 2 BvF 1/02, 18 December 2002

10.04.2017 – Supreme Court of India, S.R. Bommai versus Union of India,1994

20.04.2017 – European Court of Justice, Costa v. Enel, ECR 585 (6/64); German Constitutional Tribunal, Lisbon Treaty Ruling, June 30, 2009

24.04.2017 – House of Lords, Secretary of State for the Home Department v. AF (no. 3); European Court of Human Rights, Case of A. and Others v. the United Kingdom

27.04.2017 –  ECtHR, Sejdić and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina, no. 27996/06 and 34836/06

4.05.2017 – Constitution of Tunisia

8.05.2017 – Supreme Court of Canada, Re Secession Quebec [1998] 2 S.C.R. 217Agreement between the United Kingdom Government and the Scottish Government on a referendum on independence for Scotland of 15 October 2012

11.05.2017 – Uk High Court judgment and UK Supreme Court judgment on the Miller case